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What would happen if a someone receiving blood received the wrong blood type?

What would happen if a someone receiving blood received the wrong blood type?

Severe illness: Hospitals and clinics have a check list of safety precautions to prevent the wrong blood type from being administered. But rarely mistakes happen. The wrong blood type initiates an immune reaction which can lead to clotting, severe inflammatory reaction, and sometimes deadly consequences. There is good therapy for this and this happens in clinics where remedies are available. ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Blood Type (Definition)

Refers to the proteins present or not present on the surface of red blood cells. The types are a, ...Read more


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The clients blood typing reveals Rh antigens what blood type would the client have Rh receptive, Rh negative , Rh resistant, Rh positive

The clients blood typing reveals Rh antigens what blood type would the client have Rh receptive, Rh negative , Rh resistant, Rh positive

Rh : Rh antigens are present in every blood. You would need to be more specific. Also, they blood type (a, b, ab, 0) is not connected/related to the rh + or rh - types; they are inherited independently. ...Read more

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What would happen if a person was given the wrong blood type? Just wondering

What would happen if a person was given the wrong blood type? Just wondering

Hello. : Hello. In the United States the wrong blood type is given to a patient approximately once in every 14, 000 transfusions. Type and cross matches are done before transfusions to assure there aren’t major blood incompatibilities. Reactions from transfusion can occur fairly quickly or can be delayed for a few weeks. A transfusion reaction could be mild or in some cases it could even lead to death. ...Read more

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Is it possible my blood type might be wrong?

Is it possible my blood type might be wrong?

Yes: For example, there are weak-positive Rh's that will be tested differently in different labs. There are even weak A's and B's. I'm going to assume you've been told different blood types on different occasions. You've got a right to have this explained. ...Read more

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I am an african and aa blood type.I have just treated malaria with my usual lonart ds drug three days ago and suprisingly the aches and pain symptoms still persist.My body also itch in a manner akin to the days of chloroquine drugs.What could be wrong?

I am an african and aa blood type.I have just treated malaria with my usual lonart ds drug three days ago and suprisingly the aches and pain symptoms still persist.My body also itch in a manner akin to the days of chloroquine drugs.What could be wrong?

Several possibities: You may be reacting to side-effects of the medication, the parasite may be resistant to the medication you are receiving, you may have an illness either along with or in place of the diagnosis of malaria. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What blood type can be received by anyone?

What blood type can be received by anyone?

O negative: In an emergency situation O negative can be given to anyone, but in a non-emergent situation even type O neg can have other factors that can lead to a transfusion reaction and it should be typed and cross matched. ...Read more

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What can someone do to obtain their blood type?

What can someone do to obtain their blood type?

Blood test: It is a simple blood test and your doctor can order it. If you are healthy enough to donate blood, contact your local blood center and offer to donate blood. If you are found to be eligible to donate, they will do blood group typing and you can ask them for the results. ...Read more

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What will happen if you have a negative blood type?

What will happen if you have a negative blood type?

See below: There is no such thing as a negative blood type. I think you mean the rhesus factor is negative, as in A- vs. A+. The negative doesn't mean much except when the father of a developing fetus is positive and the mother is negative. On a subsequent pregnancy, it can cause problems for the fetus but this is prevented with a medicine called Rhogam. ...Read more

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Help please! could blood type affect someone's personality?

Help please! could blood type affect someone's personality?

No current evidence: This idea is especially popular in japan, that blood type can have a significant impact on personality. However, to date, there has been no statistically significant data to support this hypothesis. That said, most modern mental health professionals accept that personality is likely based in part on heredity (and not strictly experiences/environment) but blood type specifically not supported. ...Read more